Meaning of romanticism

ro•man•ti•cism

Pronunciation: (rō-man'tu-siz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. romantic spirit or tendency.
  2. (usually cap.) the Romantic style or movement in literature and art, or adherence to its principles (contrasted with classicism).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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